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World Central Kitchen Culinary School

Port-au-Prince, Haiti

World Central Kitchen operates Haiti’s premier Culinary School in partnership with the Haitian Government and Ministry of Tourism, and with the support of our partners, Coca-Cola, Gonvarri Steel Industries, and Marriott International. As we create a talented hospitality workforce for Haiti, regional partners such as Marriott and other hotels and restaurants will hire our graduates as employees for the future.

WCK trains over 30 rising chefs per year with expertly trained teachers and curriculum that focuses on culinary technique. The curriculum focuses on food safety/sanitation, advanced culinary skills, life skills and job search. This innovative curriculum will elevate the level of culinary professionals in Haiti, and help to support the plans for tourism expansion over the next few years.

World Central Kitchen’s role:

  • Built an industrial-level teaching kitchen
  • Provided a culinary classroom
  • Developed a 24-week culinary curriculum designed by José Andrés and his team
  • Trained and hired culinary school teachers

Skills learned at the World Central Kitchen Culinary School:

  • Professional culinary skills
  • Meal production
  • Front of house service
  • Kitchen hygiene
  • Food safety
  • Job search and other career skills

Since its creation, The World Central Kitchen Culinary School has graduated 30 skilled students per year. Following graduation, 100% of students are placed into an internship within the Port-Au-Prince hospitality.

After their internship, 70% of students are offered jobs because of their superior training and dedication to the culinary arts. This opportunity increases our students income-earning potential by 400%!

For more information about this program download our project summary on the World Central Kitchen Culinary School.